Presentation at the International Sociology of Religion Conference in Barcelona

Tricia C. Bruce, Ph.D., presenting at #ISSRBCN2019 It was a pleasure to join sociologists of religion from around the globe for the 2019 International Sociology of Religion (ISSR) Conference in Barcelona. I along with colleagues Wojciech Sadlon (Institute for Catholic Church Statistics, Poland), Roberta Ricucci (University of Turin, Italy), and Robert Dixon (Australian Catholic University) …

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Review of Parish and Place in JSSR

The latest issue of the Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion features a review of my third book, Parish and Place: Making Room for Diversity in the American Catholic Church. Brett Hoover describes the book as "the work of a sociologist who knows Catholicism; the [] vocabulary (explained for the non-specialist) is consistently accurate…Scholars …

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Podcast Appearance on You Have Permission

Thanks to host Dan Koch for the invitation to join his podcast, You have Permission! Our hour+ conversation was multi-fold, leading with questions about what it means to stay in a religious tradition while still raising critiques and suggestions for change. Things just keep unfolding from there! I enjoyed our banter and the opportunity to …

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Seattle University Lecture & Discussions

I thoroughly enjoyed my recent visit to Seattle University at the invitation of SU's Institute for Catholic Thought and Culture. My invited lecture, "Scandal, Structure, & Renewal: Sociological Perspectives on Change in the Catholic Church" focused on how institutions shape the lived experience of faith, and the limits of grassroots efforts to enact meaningful structural …

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Pre-order my newest book, American Parishes!

The page proofs are in and the presses are underway...ready your bookshelves for my new coedited volume, American Parishes: Remaking Local Catholicism! This book is the product of the multi-year "American Parish Project" I co-led with Gary Adler and Brian Starks. The book contains a stellar group of contributors and an ambitious agenda for the …

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Heartbreak and Reminders from the Notre Dame Cathedral Fire

Thanks to WBIR-Knoxville for the opportunity to join tonight's 5pm newscast to think through the social impact of the Notre Dame Cathedral fire. Churches are carriers of culture and connective threads to our past. As many around the globe mourn the damage, this moment is a reminder of sacred spaces in our own communities that …

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